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US Congress Bill Plans to Make Effective Encryption Illegal

In the wake of the FBI’s feud with Apple over bypassing the encryption of San Bernardino shooting suspect Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone, the US Congress is proposing a new bill that aims to outlaw effective encryption,…

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Over Half of Americans Think Apple Should Comply with FBI

Despite Apple’s firm stance against the FBI’s recent requests to unlock a criminal’s iPhone having won them the support of many who believe in digital privacy, a recently published Pew survey reports that the majority of…

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Bill Gates Thinks Apple Should Unlock Their iPhone

Apple is currently involved in a heated legal battle with the FBI. The FBI want access to an iPhone, but Apple refused to unlock the phone over concerns that bypassing their own security measures would set…

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Tim Cook Urges Apple Employees to Stand Firm Against FBI in Leaked E-Mail

Following Apple’s refusal to bypass the decryption of its iPhones in order to comply with a legal mandate on behalf of the FBI, the company’s CEO Tim Cook has sent an internal e-mail to Apple Employees…

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Apple To Fight Government On Creating iPhone Backdoor

We reported earlier that Apple had been ordered to not unlock a phone, something they have constantly stated they could not do, but instead create the means for the government to access it. It would seem…

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GCHQ-Developed Encryption System Has Built-In Backdoor

A security researcher has discovered that a telephone encryption system developed by UK intelligence agency GCHQ contains a backdoor that can be exploited by anyone who has its master key. Steven J. Murdoch, a Royal Society…

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D-Link Wi-Fi Webcam Turned into a Network Backdoor

Vectra Networks researchers today released an article demonstrating how they turned a $30 D-Link Wi-Fi webcam into a backdoor onto its owner’s network. Installing a device like a networked webcam may seem like a riskless action,…

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Juniper Still Hasn’t Removed Backdoor Vulnerability from Its Software

Last month, Juniper Networks – a company that supplies security software to the likes of AT&T, Verizon, NATO, and the US Government – reported that it had found what it described as “unauthorised code” – effectively…

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Internet Surveillance Backdoors to be Required in Kazakhstan

While those of us in the UK worry about risks to our internet security posed by the Snooper’s Charter and the calls for removing or weakening encryption in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks, Kazakhstan…

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ARRIS Cable Modems Have “Backdoor in the Backdoor”

Up to 600,000 ARRIS cable modems could be vulnerable to hacks via a “backdoor in the backdoor”, according to security researcher Bernardo Rodrigues. Rodrigues, who works as a vulnerability tester for the Globo TV network in Brazil,…

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Dell CEO Says “Post-PC” Era has been Great for PCs

Despite what the folks at Apple are thinking, it looks like there are still plenty of companies that believe the PC market is still pretty vibrant. CEO, founder and owner of Dell, Michael Dell has come out…

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WhatsApp’s Promise of True Encryption Proven False

Last year, the Facebook-owned messaging app Whatsapp, in a move applauded by privacy advocates, announced that it would be introducing end-to-end encryption to protect user data from being intercepted in transit, viewable only by sender and…

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Tim Cook Tells NSA That Good Guys Shouldn’t Get Backdoors

Apple CEO Tim Cook has spoken out against proposals for backdoors in encrypted systems for intelligence agencies to exploit. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal Digital Live technology conference in Laguna Beach, California, Cook spoke out…

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No Encryption-Backdoor For Obama Administration

More and more we are being informed about digital security issues that affect us. From leaders like David Cameron stating he would remove encryption within the UK and even the head of MI5 joining Camerons crusade to…

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Microsoft Outlook Web App Vulnerable to Password Hacking via “Backdoor”

Typical Microsoft, the tech giant has more backdoors than Disneyland and World put together; the latest vulnerability that has been unearthed by researchers is a pretty serious breach and allows an attacker the option to steal…

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Simda Botnet Taken Down After Affecting 777,000 PC’s Worldwide

Sidma has been around for the past 6 months, causing pain to PC owners across the world. It infected 128,000 computers each month – a phenomenal rate for a botnet. The bot changed into a new…

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New Botnet Composed out of Mac Systems Discovered

The times where Mac users were relatively safe from malicious attacks is long gone. As we all know, no system is secure and everything can be broken, it’s just a matter it being worth the effort. With…

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Experts Find ‘Backdoor’ in iOS Functions that Allows Personal Data Monitoring

A forensic scientists warned people about the fact that Apple has undocumented functions in its iOS operating system which allows people to wirelessly connect and extract pictures, text messages and other sensitive data, without the need…

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User Location Shared To Advertisers With The Help Of An Android Flashlight App

People nowadays depend on smartphones in their daily life, whether to check their e-mails, go on social media applications or even pay directly with them. That’s why most of this information is encrypted or it’s done…

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Backdoor In To Selected D-Link Routers Revealed

Internet security is something that we [in a good way] get shoved towards us all the time, however it has been revealed that a number of D-Link routers have a vulnerable back-door gateway built into their…

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Expert Says NSA Have Backdoors Built Into Intel And AMD Processors

In an interesting story covered by the Australian Financial Review it is revealed that experts think the NSA has hardware level backdoors built into Intel and AMD processors. Steve Blank, recognised as one of Silicon Valleys leading…